Candy Chang, Flutist
Flutist Candy Chang is currently completing a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studies with Alexa Still. She is also pursuing a minor in music theory and Baroque flute, studying with Kathie Lynn Stewart. She was recently noted for her appearance on Classical King FM 98.1's Northwest Focus Live. An active solo flutist, she has won numerous competitions including the Seattle Horsfall Competition, the Simon-Fiset Scholarship Woodwind Competition, and the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside. In addition, she was a national finalist for the Music Teachers National Association Competition, having won from the state and regional levels prior. Candy has been a two-time guest soloist with the Seattle Festival Orchestra, and she has performed concertos with the Academy Chamber Orchestra and the Tacoma Concert Band.
Candy has performed a wide range of solo and chamber music, from Hotteterre to Elliot Carter, with regular performance of her wind quintet around campus. Her passion in widening artistic boundaries has also involved her in Oberlin's composition department, premiering student compositions on a regular basis. Candy strives constantly to expand the flute repertoire by arranging violin, clarinet, and oboe works for the flute. This fall Candy will be premiering works by Oberlin faculty members in collaboration with three-time Grammy winner, Eighth Blackbird, in Richmond, Virginia.
Committed to getting every child involved in music, Candy is an instructor for the Oberlin Music Mentors to provide free lessons for students in the public schools. In her past summers, Candy has served as flute faculty at Marrowstone-in-the-City Summer Music and at Vivace Chamber Players. She was also a former Marketing Assistant at the Academy of Music Northwest. Candy will be Assistant Personnel Manager for the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestras this winter.
Candy has held principal positions in the Seattle Youth Symphony and Academy Chamber Orchestra. She currently performs with the Oberlin Orchestras.